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Cuentos Completos 1, Cortazar (Complete Short Stories 1, Cortazar) (Spanish Edition) (Spanish) Paperback – November 1, 2007

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  • Paperback: 550 pages
  • Publisher: Punto de Lectura (November 1, 2007)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 9875780677
  • ISBN-13: 978-9875780675
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.4 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #723,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By David M. Giltinan on July 5, 2009
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Borges and Cortazar are the two giants in the literary pantheon of 20th century Argentina. Although the genius of Borges is not questioned, interestingly, it is Cortazar who takes top place in the hearts of modern Argentines. They will tell you that it is he, not Borges, who writes about the regular 'man on the street', that he was the more politically engaged (the fact that Borges was born, and died, in Switzerland will be mentioned, with the implication that Borges did not concern himself with Argentina's domestic political turmoil), and that Cortazar's writing is infinitely more accessible than the cerebral musings of Borges.

These are strongly held beliefs (I've had the experience of being chastised by the friendly waiter at my local Italian restaurant in Buenos Aires for reading Borges - in his view I would have done much better with Cortazar) which have almost no basis in fact. Much of Cortazar's writing has a slanginess about it that makes it far less accessible than the relatively straightforward language of Borges. Furthermore, it is Cortazar, not Borges, who spent the great majority of his writing life living outside of Argentina (in France). And the preoccupation with parallel (often magical) universes that is the hallmark of Cortazar's short fiction surely makes the descriptor "cerebral" as appropriate to his writing as to that of Borges. The only explanation I have for the emotional preference Argentines profess for Cortazar is that he doesn't keep himself at quite the same distance from his protagonists as Borges does.

But the whole comparison is insidious to begin with. It's not a question of 'should I read Borges or Cortazar'? The answer is - you should read both. Each is rewarding in his own way.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Martinez on June 5, 2009
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If this is your first encounter with Cortazar you will be greatly surprise with these short stories where you will find the surrealism, the mystery of an Edgar Allan Poe. This book is a must to the reader who loves the mystery and if you want to become an active reader versus a passive reader. Cortazar immerse you in the deep of the subconscience and you need to detangle his web. My fascination with Cortazar started with a very short story "La noche boca arriba" after I read that one I was hooked to the world of Cortazar. Some of his short stories had been brought to the big screen like Blowup. Cortazar is a must read and this collection is the way to start to know the Master Julio Cortazar.
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Este libro de cuentos es excelente, principalmente porque empieza con Bestiario y La Otra Orilla, sus primeros libros de cuentos. Definitivamente recomiendo este libro para todos los amantes de este gran escritor que mezcla lo mágico con la realidad en sus cuentos.
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By Sandra Buchin on December 15, 2014
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Excellent book. Prompt shipping.
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